Untitled [The Flesselle, 1784]

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Medium

Painting, Gouache on Paper

Dimensions

2-D - Unframed (H x W): 36.8 × 25.4cm (14 1/2 in. × 10 in.)

Country of Origin

France

Date

c. 1784

Physical Description

  • Gouache on paper painting of a Montgolfier balloon, The Flesselle, aloft over the sea, with ships on the water. Three figures are watching from a dock on the left side of the image. Two figures are in the gondola of the balloon.
  • Painted on paper from a French ledger dated 1782 (see image of reverse).

Type

ART-Paintings

Inventory Number

A20140945000

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